Gabriela D. Acosta

Gabriela D. Acosta is the community manager for University of Southern California’s online online masters of social work program. Gaby has a background in sociology, and holds certifications in social justice mediation and diversity workshop facilitation. She is passionate about social justice, community organizing and leadership development through virtual campaigns. Follow her on Twitter @GabyAcosta101


Training or Tragedy: The Choice is Clear

The following post was submitted to the 100 Voices for Suicide Prevention campaign by Paul Quinnett, PhD, President and CEO, The QPR Institute, Inc. A clinical psychologist and trainer for more than 35 years, Dr. Quinnett developed and managed a suicide prevention hotline, an emergency services department, and a dozen mental health service delivery programs...

Building Capacity & Welcoming Practices In Military-Connected Schools

The following post was submitted to the 100 Voices for Suicide Prevention campaign by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 1-877-726-4727. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation...

Crisis Response, Safety Planning and Cost-Savings In The Workplace

The following post was submitted to the 100 Voices for Suicide Prevention campaign by Working Minds. Working Minds provides tools and networks to workplaces to assist with suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. Because the majority of people who complete suicide are of working age, and because workplaces, like schools, are an appropriate and effective venue for addressing the public health issue, Working Minds seeks to engage workplace communities...

The Film, ‘Here One Day,’ As A Conversation Starter

The following post was submitted to the 100 Voices for Suicide Prevention campaign by Kathy Leichter. When filmmaker Kathy Leichter moved back into her childhood home after her mother’s suicide, she discovered a hidden box of audiotapes. Sixteen years passed before she had the courage to delve into this trove, unearthing details that her mother had recorded about every aspect of her life...

Rascal Flatts: Someone You Know May Need A Friend

This post was submitted to the 100 Voices for Suicide Prevention campaign by the The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI), an educational organization dedicated to the awareness and prevention of youth suicide through educational programs. JFI is a national organization with a network of affiliate offices. Go to JasonFoundation to learn more...

The Alex Project: Alex’s voice

This post was submitted to the 100 Voices for Suicide Prevention campaign by Dan Strauss, the Executive Director of The Alex Project, and he is also father to Alex, who died by suicide in 2010. The mission of the Alex Project is to give all youth in crisis the chance to reach life-saving help via texting regardless of where they live. This is Dan’s story...